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Art of Vector
Simple Explanation of Vector Art
In computer graphics, vectorization refers to the process of converting raster graphics into vector graphics.
* In graphic design and photography, graphics can be vectorized for easier usage and resizing.
Unlike the opposite process rasterization, vectorization is not well defined, meaning there is not a single correct method. Many different algorithms exist, and each gives different results, as vector representations are more abstract than pixels. Computer displays are made up from grids of small rectangular cells called pixels. The picture is built up from these cells. The smaller and closer the cells are together, the better the quality of the image, but the bigger the file needed to store the data. If the number of pixels is kept constant, the size of each pixel will grow and the image becomes grainy (pixellated) when magnified, as the resolution of the eye enables it to pick out individual pixels.
Vector graphics files store the lines, shapes and colors that make up an image as mathematical formula. A vector graphics program uses these mathematical formula to construct the screen image, building the best quality image possible, given the screen resolution. The mathematical formula determine where the dots that make up the image should be placed for the best results when displaying the image. Since these formula can produce an image scalable to any size and detail, the quality of the image is limited only by the resolution of the display, and the file size of vector data generating the image stays the same. Printing the image to paper will usually give a sharper, higher resolution output than printing it to the screen but can use exactly the same vector data file. All the images above were hand vectored and after viewing the auto-short cut versions I don't really like the lack of detail produced from them. In conclusion, anyone can vector a piece of art but only a true artist can do it right and in my opinion I've yet to see anyone touch Justins' vectors. Go check out some others and I think you'll agree. Peace!!